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How bad is cream cheese for health. Are cheeses in general bad too for people with high cholesterol?

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Dr. Anita Prakash
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Fats solid @ rm temp

as a general rule are bad for you as they are saturated (with hydrogen bonds) and so solid, not liquid at room temp.
Saturated fats raise LDL (the "bad cholesterol"), which when oxidized causes plaque accumulation. Cream cheese, butter, and cheeses in general are solids at room temp, high in saturated fat and hence atherosclerotic.

In brief: Fats solid @ rm temp

as a general rule are bad for you as they are saturated (with hydrogen bonds) and so solid, not liquid at room temp.
Saturated fats raise LDL (the "bad cholesterol"), which when oxidized causes plaque accumulation. Cream cheese, butter, and cheeses in general are solids at room temp, high in saturated fat and hence atherosclerotic.
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